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Snake Park

Snake Park
Location
Snake Park is located in one of the urban centres of Chennai city called Adyar. This famous snake breeding park lies in the Guindy area of the city suburb, Adyar. Accessibility to the park is provided by a small road linked to Sardar Vallabhai Patel Road. There are few such parks in the entire state of Tamil Nadu.

Overview
Snake Park was founded by one of the prominent wildlife conservationist Romulus Whitaker. The park was established in the year 1972 with the intention that is to preserve the endangered reptile species in the sub continent. The park features the breeding and captive place of many Indian snake species. Snake Park is maintained by a trust called Madras Snake Park Trust, which was established at the same time when park was. The park secured the recognition as Medium Zoo from the Central Zoo Authority in the year 1995. The park houses a number of snake species, lizards, crocodiles and turtles.

Features
The park breeds more than 30 species of Indian snakes. Some of the most sought after species include King Cobra, Indian Rock Python, Reticulated Python, Adders and Vipers. In addition to the snakes the park also breeds species of lizards, crocodiles and turtles. The museum in the park premises contains preserved specimens of many reptiles and amphibians.

Visiting Hours
Snake Park is open on all week days except Tuesday. The visitng hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.


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